Bespoke support to implement Quality Assurance by a Licensed PQASSO Mentor
What is PQASSO?
PQASSO is the leading quality standard developed for the third sector, by the sector nationally and locally. Used systematically, it will help you to run your organisation more effectively and efficiently. Organisations using PQASSO can gain the following benefits:
- clearer outcome planning and delivery
- greater credibility and legitimacy with funders
- more efficient systems
- higher quality, user-centred services
- better leadership and governance
- more creative thinking, enabling new ways of working
- a commitment to continuous improvement.
PQASSO can be used both as a self development tool to help develop an effective sustainable organisation but can be taken forward and can be reviewed to meet the standards for a national quality mark endorsed by the Charity Commission.
Solutions Specialises in implementing and sustaining PQASSO
Many of the Solutions team have significant experience with PQASSO and other Quality Assurance systems. We also have a Licensed PQASSO mentor (who is also a PQASSO Peer Reviewer).
We can provide bespoke, in-depth support in many formats to help your organisation to develop to meet the needs of Quality Assurance systems with a primary focus on PQASSO.
Why do you need PQASSO?
There's never been a more important time for you to ensure that you work efficiently and effectively. Charities and others with a social purpose increasingly have to do more with less, and prove their worth to funders and commissioners. Whether you are a small community group focused on voluntary action, or a big multi-sited charity or social enterprise delivering large government contracts, you’ll need evidence-based methods and tools to develop and demonstrate the value of your work. PQASSO offers you a tried and tested way to develop, with a menu of options to meet your support needs.
PQASSO sets out what organisations need to have in place in order to ensure sound governance practices, financial and risk management procedures and a robust system for measuring your outcomes – and sets out a path to continuous improvement for those starting off.
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What people say about us
"Duncan was a supportive and thorough Peer Reviewer of the PQASSO Mark. His knowledge of the process was accompanied by his enthusiasm for assuring true quality. I would refer to Duncan as a 'specialist in Charity governance' and his advice was very useful! We very much appreciated his time and energy during our review and I would recommend his service to any Charity."
Chief Executive Officer at Havencare (South West) Limited
"Duncan is professional, knowledgeable and able to understand a range of issues that effect various sizes of voluntary and community organisations."
Chief Executive, Plymouth Guild
"Duncan was well organised, thorough and managed the process with a light touch. He knows his subject well and communicated effectively with all staff and Trustees."
Manager/Director, The Wheels Project